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Zack’s is now Ultimate Image

Stacy and Katie Jimenez fulfill goal of owning their own business

July 8, 2010
By John Speer, Editor
TOLEDO CHRONICLE - “An opportunity to keep a local small business open in town,” Stacy Jimenez said was a factor in he and his wife, Katie’s decision to purchase Zack’s Game Bag in Toledo. Stacy said he has long had a goal of owning his own business. “We are really excited to keep the business locally and look forward to some great years,” Katie Jimenez said.

Joe Boll founded and operated the business for more than 30 years beginning in 1979 before selling to the Jimenezes.

They took over on May 28 with a name change to Ultimate Image. The business at 205 U.S. Highway 30 West, Toledo, will continue to offer the same high quality retail athletic apparel, plaques and trophies and seasonal sporting goods, they said.

To compliment that, they have retained long-time Zack’s employees John Campbell-22 years and Lana McCool -20 years, for the cornerstone of the business - silkscreening, embroidery, engraving and vinyl graphics.

The business includes late-model computerized equipment for the silkscreen and engraving work. In addition, “John adds a lot of his artistic talent to the design work,” the Jimenezes said.

One of their plans is to expand the business services to area schools and communities. A grand opening is also in the works.

Stacy and Katie are both 1994 graduates of South Tama High School.

He has been a plumber for the past seven years, working five years for a Marshalltown firm and two years in Tama prior to that.

Katie is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. She will be in her fifth year of teaching second grade at the South Tama Elementary School this fall. She previously taught elementary school in the Marshalltown School District for seven years.

The couple live in Tama and have two children, Grace, 10, who will be in 5th grade, and Gavin, who will be in 2nd grade at South Tama this fall.

The couple attends St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tama. They are members of the Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce.

Article Photos

Stacy and Katie Jimenez in the retail sales area of Ultimate Image, on U.S. Highway 30 west in Toledo.
Chronicle/John Speer



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